32 Weeks

I had planned to do a bumpdate at 30 weeks, but we've been so busy trying to remodel the house we are moving into that there hasn't been much time for anything else. I can't believe 32 weeks has come and gone, and that we are now less than 2 months away from having baby girl (if she is born on or near her due date).

How far along: 32 weeks

Current size: head of lettuce

Due Date: February 7, 2016    

Symptoms: morning sickness, strong contractions & symphysis pubis separation (since 11 weeks)

Gender: A precious baby girl

Names: Cecilia Kateri

Movement: Cecilia has been kicking hard enough for a while now that people can see her from across the room. She is quite the active little thing. She's currently head down and the pressure makes me believe she's dropped. I can always tell where her feet and little bum are, and often her hands give the craziest feeling of being tickled on the inside. I don't recall feeling that with Amelia. 

Clothes: maternity jeans, maternity tops and regular leggings. I am so glad I haven't had to buy a ton this pregnancy. I really hate how expensive (and not always cute) maternity clothes are. Really, you want $45 for a tee shirt... no thanks. 

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty well the past week. I wake up often to go to the bathroom, but for the most part I'm getting good sleep when I'm asleep. 

Cravings/Aversions: I want ice water all the time. I could also eat Pita Pit every single day. Good thing it's just a little too far for me to drive up there all the time. If we still lived in Oregon City I'd probably be there every day. 

Latest Things: Last weekend I overdid it and was very close to taking a trip to labor and delivery. I had a photo shoot and then spent the rest of the day crawling around cleaning the house we are moving into. That evening the contractions started up and they were really strong. I counted them and went over what my doctor's limit was, but did my best to relax and they finally eased up after a while. Since then I've been having much stronger contractions than how braxton hicks should feel. I didn't expect to feel them so intensely this early on. I'm looking forward to my NST appointment and a check-up this week. 

What are you doing to prepare: Well we have her nursery painted at the new house, the fabric for her nursery bedding is on it's way (after months of trying to find the perfect fabric) and we got a dresser that I'm going to refinish. Best of all... WE GOT HER STROLLER. I didn't like the stroller I picked out with Amelia so we went for a MAJOR upgrade and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I'm so excited to take my girls on walks all over town. At the same time I ordered our stroller, I bought my diaper bag. I can't wait to fill it. It's so dang cute. Mark said "It just looks like a really big purse" and I asked him if he was going to have issues carrying it. He said "not at all"... he's such a great girl dad. 

Looking forward to: Right now I'm just looking forward to Amelia's Christmas break. Her and I wrote out a list of things we'd love to do during our time together. It hit me a few weeks back that pretty soon it won't just be about her. Amelia and I are so close and do everything together, and while I can't wait for Cecilia to get here and we are all so dang excited, I am a little sad that I won't have that just Amelia and I time. After talking to some friends I felt better... that it's common to feel that way. I plan on soaking up every ounce of free time we have before baby comes. There will be plenty of time for her to go off and have adventures with other people after Cecilia is here, but we only have a short time left as a family of three and I'm going to be selfish with that time. 

32 week thoughts: I'm just so excited to see what being a mom of two is all about. This pregnancy hasn't been the easiest, but it's definitely worth every uncomfortable/painful minute. I'm also excited that I won't have to go back to work when my baby is only 2 months old like I did with Amelia. I do plan on continuing to do photo shoots, but I can make my own schedule and don't have to leave my baby 5 days a week. It's going to be so wonderful. 

Ashley Elizabeth

3 years as a SAHM

October 24th was my three year anniversary as a stay at home mom. Prior to staying home I worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry for seven years. In some ways leaving was a very easy decision to make, and in other ways it was very difficult. I've always worked. My first babysitting job was at eleven years old and I continued doing that on weekends, evenings and summer breaks until I was old enough to be hired at a local Hi-School Pharmacy. Even while I was in college I kept working, at one point I was going to school and working two jobs. I began with the state as a seasonal employee, but was hired permanently a few months after my seasonal job had ended. For the most part I loved working there. A lot of my co-workers were great, the customers always entertaining, but the summer hours during fire season were brutal with a little one. Mark and I had talked about it here and there, but it wasn't until we were unhappy with our daycare situation that we really sat down and found a way  to make my leaving my job work. I think we were both equally worried about finances, but were shocked to see that once gas, daycare and other expenses relating to my working were taken out of the equation we really weren't left with a lot. It's eye opening to really look at how much it costs to work.

I cried when I gave my notice to my boss. I think it was a mixture of fear, sadness and total excitement. I won't lie and say it has all been easy. Life on one income has been an adjustment for us, and we still have our moments of figuring things out, but overall it was the best decision we've ever made. I've done a few things since leaving my job to bring additional income into our home (in home daycare, Etsy & photography), but my husband goes above and beyond to make sure that I get to be at home with Amelia and that is something that I will never take for granted. Being able to pursue my passion for photography and build my business, as well as being able to attend every school event for my kiddo is a true blessing.

Being a mother is my greatest accomplishment so I thought I would take the next few weeks to share posts celebrating motherhood. My own experiences, other mothers I admire, blogger moms who inspire me and any other thoughts I have. I look forward to sharing things with you and answering many questions that I've been asked throughout my journey as a mom. 
Ashley Elizabeth

Our Halloween

Well it was the wettest Halloween we've ever had with Amelia. It reminded me of one year when I was was younger. My dad drove my sister, our neighbor and I around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat and it was raining so hard that water was coming into the back of my dad's Camaro. Amelia doesn't go crazy on Halloween. She doesn't care about going to a ton of houses and getting tons of candy. She's happy just doing one or two streets and calling it good. For the past several years we've gone to my grandma's house on Halloween. Mom usually makes dinner and we take Amelia around to her neighbors. I like that this gives my grandma the opportunity to see Amelia. This year was especially fun because Liam dressed up with Amelia for his first Halloween and even went out trick-or-treating with us. 

Amelia wanted to be Belle this year so my mom made her the most beautiful dress. She looked so adorable! In the past she has let me pick her costumes (with the exception of the spider) so it was fun to see her choose her own this year. I love Liam's little lion costume. He looked so stinkin' cute!!! Amelia is already planning matching costumes for her and Cecilia to wear next Halloween. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. I know many weren't happy about our typical Oregon weather, but I LOVE everything about this time of year... including the rain! 
Ashley Elizabeth

26 weeks

Amelia took this photo for me last week

How far along: 26 Weeks - just two more weeks until I'm in my third trimester

Current size: eggplant

Due Date: February 7, 2016    

Symptoms: morning sickness, exhaustion and braxton hicks contractions

Gender: A precious baby girl

Names: Cecilia Kateri

Movement: I continue to be amazed by the amount of movement and how strong baby girl is. I just love to sit and watch her go crazy. I was editing photos the other night and she kicked so hard my computer (which was sitting on the baby bump I use as a desk) slid a little off to the side. 

Clothes: maternity jeans, maternity tops and regular leggings

Sleep: My sleep sucks. I toss and turn all night and wake up just as sleepy as when I went to bed. At least when you're up all night with a newborn you have a cute baby to snuggle... that's a better reason for being tired than just simply being unable to get comfortable. 

Cravings/Aversions: ice water. although that is a craving I have every day even when I'm not pregnant. I just can't get enough water. 

What are you doing to prepare: Not much. We are moving the first part of December so I'm mostly concerned with getting us packed up. I am still on the hunt for the perfect fabric for Cecilia's nursery and once I find that I will go pick out some paint. 

Mood: I've been so tired that I'm sure I'm not always pleasant :) 

Looking forward to: getting settled into our new place and decorating the girls' rooms. I also really just love this time of year. This pregnancy is kind of flying by now that Amelia is in school. I can't believe that we're far enough along to have doctor's appointments every two weeks now. Crazy! I'm just going to enjoy this time as best as I can. Plus I have some fun things lined up for Amelia and I to do before we become a family of four. 

26 week thoughts: I was talking with my aunt last week and she asked what colors we planned to paint inside of the house we are moving into. I said "well I think we will paint the girls' rooms..." and she pointed out how incredibly weird it sounded that I was saying "girls". I get that! It's still a little strange to me that in a little over 3 months we will have kids. Not just one. Amelia will finally have a sibling!!! It's a strange yet completely wonderful feeling. Something I've wanted for so long. 

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Ashley Elizabeth

Horse Crazy

Amelia has been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. She has horse toys all over, horse bedding, horse clothing and after asking several times... now she has horse lessons. When we realized this wasn't a phase she'd grow out of anytime soon we decided to let her start riding. My cousin Emily is the exact same way. I remember her being horse crazy and that love for them just never went away. Thankfully Emily has horses and lives close enough to teach Amelia everything she will ever want to know about horses. She has had a few lessons now and is completely addicted. I joke that she'd probably live in Em's barn if we let her, but I really don't think that's too far from the truth. I love watching how excited she gets when she sees the horses, and how eager she is to ride them. 

Ashley Elizabeth

24 Weeks

Photo taken at 22weeks 2 days

How far along: 24 WEEKS!! 

Current size: ear of corn (8.5in. & 1.5lbs)

Due Date: February 7, 2016    

Symptoms: Just when I thought I was done with morning sickness it hit me all over again. I had about a week off, but now it's back every single morning. I also started getting braxton hicks contractions about two weeks ago and they happen daily now. 

Gender: A precious baby girl

Names: Cecilia Kateri

Movement: She's a dancing machine. I love watching her move all over and it makes my heart happy to watch Amelia's excitement every time she gets to feel and see her. 

Clothes: I finally bought some maternity jeans! Yay! I still only have a few tops, but I did score some awesome deals on non-maternity dresses at Nordstrom Rack that will work through my entire pregnancy and even after. 

Sleep: What sleep? Haha, really... it's bad. My trusty FitBit lets me know just how horrible it is. Waking up anywhere from 15-27 times in a 5-6 hour period. Ridiculous! But definitely worth every sleepless minute I have. 

Cravings/Aversions: I really haven't had a lot of cravings, and if I do they are short lived. Lately I want grapes a lot. I can't eat a lot at any one time. I guess there's just no room for food in there. 

What are you doing to prepare: We have purchased a few things (car seat and some clothes) and I'm getting ready to get our stroller, a wrap (to wear our girl) and a new, and ridiculously adorable, diaper bag. We will be moving in a little over a month so the actual nursery won't be put together until after that. I have a theme picked out and an idea of what I want it to look like so the crafting should begin soon. I'm on the hunt for a specific style of dresser that I can refinish with chalk paint and the fabric for her bedding.

Mood: Pretty chipper most days

Looking forward to: Moving and decorating Cecilia's nursery. Our living situation when Amelia was born didn't allow for us to decorate a nursery so I am thrilled!!! I think Amelia's room is going to get a little make over too. I also can't wait to see our little girls together. I really didn't care either way if we had a boy or a girl, but now that I know we are having a girl I'm beyond excited at the thought of two little ladies running around our house, giggling and doing all sorts of girly things. 

24 week thoughts: With every kick I feel so blessed. So blessed to be carrying this little angel after praying for her for so long. Blessed to have a husband who works so hard so that I can stay home with Amelia (and soon Cecilia too). Having to go back to work and leave Amelia all day was one of the hardest things I've done. I'm thankful that I don't have to go through that this time. I feel so blessed to have such a sweet amazing little girl. Amelia helps me out so much without being asked. She brings so much joy to my life and has such a sweet and caring heart. I feel pretty lucky with the life I have. 
Ashley Elizabeth

We're Having A.......

Yesterday was an exciting day for us! It was nice to wake up to texts and Facebook messages from friends and family members sharing their excitement for our ultrasound. We have some truly incredible people in our lives. People who go out of there way to send us "good luck" and "I'm so excited for your ultrasound" texts and "the suspense is killing me" "I can't wait to hear what precious baby Todd is" Facebook messages. Our journey to get here has been a long one and the love and support we receive warms my heart. We are truly blessed. 

We wanted Amelia to go with us to the ultrasound. To say she is excited to become a big sister would be an understatement. We can't go to the mall without her wanting to look at things for the baby. She could care less about shopping for clothes or toys for herself, it's all about her baby. We also asked my sister Erica to go with us. She had never been to an ultrasound with us before and it was important to me to have her there. Most people thought we would be having a boy. Amelia said "I think it's a boy. I really want a sister, but I'll love it no matter what". I really didn't have that pregnant mom gut feeling one way or another. My guess when Amelia asked was girl, but mainly that was to make her smile. 
She was moving so much it was hard for the tech to get a good clear photo. I'm already so in love with her. 
Our baby was incredibly active and stubborn. The ultrasound tech said she was about 95% sure she knew what baby was, but wanted to be 100% sure. She had me lay on my right side, but baby still didn't cooperate. She hadn't even been able to get measurements or check everything she needed to see and we were about 40 minutes in at that point. Finally I mentioned that if I lay on my left side I know that baby would move. I'm telling you, I feel this baby non-stop. Sure enough, after I turned to my side the tech was able to get everything she needed. Amelia left for a minute to use the restroom and while she was gone was when the ultrasound tech let us know what we were having. I was so sad Amelia missed it, but in the end I was so glad that she did. When Amelia came back in the tech showed Amelia exactly what she was seeing and told her it's a little girl. Because I already knew I was able to focus on Amelia's reaction... which was something I will never forget. That girl's smile was priceless. She also let out a "YES" to go with her ear to ear grin. My heart is overflowing and I can't wait to hold my two little girls in my lap at the same time. 

Ashley Elizabeth

Wildlife Safari

Sunday we woke up early and headed down to Winston, Oregon to go to Wildlife Safari. Amelia has been begging for us to take her since she went a couple of years ago with Grace and Chris. We were so excited my mom was able to go with us, since none of us had ever gone before. It ended up being a really great day and such a fun time. The drive is about three hours from our house, but definitely worth it. With your passes you are able to drive through two times, but we decided we only wanted to go through once. I'm glad we arrived when we did because it ended up being a hot day and most of the animals, while they were still out roaming around, were heading off to shade. I think if we had gone through any later we would have missed them being up. We saw everything from lions to a zebra that was just feet away from our window. Elk, several different types of deer, cheetahs, tigers, monkeys, elephants, bears and so many more animals. Amelia enjoyed going from one window to the other looking at everything.

I was excited to see that there was so much more to do than just drive though the park. It was so cool to see all of the animals roaming around, but getting out of the car and walking through the safari village was a blast too. We got to see flamingos, camels and a ton of other small animals/reptiles. Amelia was really excited to go to the gift shop. That girl loves stuffed animals. When she had gone with Grace and Chris they bought her a stuff wolf that she accidentally lost on our trip to the east coast. She was hoping to replace him, but unfortunately they didn't have a wolfie. She did however end up with an adorable giraffe and a stuffed lion cub that my mom got her. 

We had so much fun that we will definitely go back in the future. Wildlife Safari has so much to do and is a great place to spend a day! My only recommendation is to go early if it's going to be a hot day. 
Ashley Elizabeth

20 Weeks

How far along: 20 weeks today - HALF WAY!!!!!

Current size: banana (approx:10.5oz and 6.5in)

Due Date: February 7, 2016    

Symptoms: I think I am past the worst of the morning sickness. I still get slightly nauseous in the morning, but I am rarely throwing up anymore!!! Hallelujah!!! 

Gender: We find out this week!!!!!

Gender predictions: So far most people are guessing boy. 

What are you hoping for: a healthy baby! I would love for Mark and I to have a mix of girls and boys, but I would also be completely thrilled adding another girl to our family... really, I'm not picky at all. I won't have gender disappointment. I'm excited no matter what. 

Names: They are picked out! 

Movement: ALL THE TIME!! This baby is just as active as Amelia was. I feel baby Todd non-stop and I love every second of it. 

Clothes: I live in leggings and a few maternity tops. I realized this week that I need to go shopping for some jeans and a few more shirts (or have my mom make me some more). I need a little more variety in my wardrobe and with Fall coming soon it's the perfect time to get some new things. 

Sleep: I'm doing okay with sleep. I have to pee every hour... almost exactly on the hour. I toss and turn a lot more now, but overall I feel mostly rested.  

Cravings/Aversions: none at the moment. I still haven't gained weight and with the morning sickness gone I can stomach more foods than before, so I'm hoping to incorporate a mostly paleo diet back into my life.  

What are you doing to prepare: I have tons of items picked out; stroller, carseat, play mat and other more gender specific things we can purchase once we know the sex. With there being 7 years in between Amelia and this baby we did get rid of quite a few items and our carseat has expired, so we are picking away at those things. Also we plan to venture into the world of cloth diapering so I've narrowed it down to two brands of diapers and I think we are going to try both out on baby. 

Mood: I have my cranky moments, usually when I haven't slept well, but for the most part I think I'm doing well. 

Looking forward to: Thursday!!! We are taking Amelia out of school early to go to our ultrasound with us. We also asked my sister Erica to come with us. Grace and mom have both been to an ultrasound with me before (Grace with Amelia and mom with this baby) so I really wanted Erica to come this time. I can't wait to see that baby is doing well and to find out what we are having. 

20 week thoughts: This pregnancy has been much more challenging for me than when I was pregnant with Amelia. That being said... I absolutely love being pregnant and feel so blessed to be carrying this little love. Feeling the baby kick, watching Amelia's excitement and thinking ahead to all of the wonderful moments we'll have watching our children grow up together. There really is nothing greater than being a parent. 
Ashley Elizabeth

Angel Art Creations

Amelia is a very artistic little girl. She's been able to color in the lines since before she could talk... okay that might be a slight exaggeration, but the girl is crazy good at drawing and painting. When I found out a paint studio opened up in our little town I knew I had to sign her up for the kids classes.

Angel Art Creations, located in Oregon City, is an amazing place. I really don't know of anything similar in the area for both kids and adults. The kid classes begin at age 4 and go up to 11, and the adult classes start at 12 years old. Amelia has taken a few of the painting classes and loved each one! I really think she would take every single one if it didn't conflict with her dance class. The owner, Shawna, is amazing and she really takes her time with the kids to make sure they are happy with their work, that they are able to keep up and most importantly... that they are having fun! It is so wonderful to fill our walls with such beautiful pieces that were created by our child.

If you are in the area I highly recommend this place!!! I'm anxious to try an adult class myself. 
Ashley Elizabeth

A Fall Craft

I'm ready for Fall! This 90+ degree weather in Oregon in September just isn't my thing. I'm anxious to decorate our home with fall colors and only burn pumpkin candles for the next three or four months. Fall is definitely the best season!

I thought I'd share my absolute favorite piece of art that I hang on my wall this time of year. I posted this craft project a couple of years ago, but it's definitely worth posting again. It's a fun activity to do with the kids and a great piece of art to hang on the wall year after year.

What you will need:
canvas or paper (we used a canvas)
paint: brown, orange, red, yellow
paint brushes

I traced Amelia's had for her and then let her paint it in. I didn't paint her arm/hand because I wanted the trunk of the tree to be darker than it would have been if we did it that way.

Amelia created all of the leaves on her own by using her finger tips.

Amelia still loves this tree that she made and gets excited when she sees me hang it up. 

Enjoy this fun craft with your little ones! 
Ashley Elizabeth

Amelia's First Feis

This past weekend we headed to Seaside so that Amelia could dance in her first feis (Irish dance competition). Amelia started Irish dancing in April and really loves it. I was excited to see her compete for the first time, but also incredibly nervous for her. She's always been pretty shy and I wasn't sure how she'd do getting up in front of a couple hundred people and dancing. I was so excited that all of my family wanted to go with us. Mom, Erica, Grace, Chris, Liam and even my Grandma Grace all joined us. It was a great time, and a new experience for us all.

Saturday Amelia was entered into first feis competitions and beginner competition. I could tell she was so nervous, red face and all, but she did an amazing job! Really, I am so proud of her. A year ago she wouldn't have even considered dancing in front of anyone other than family, but she got up and did it like it was no big deal. I'm pretty sure I have kindergarten to thank for her being more outgoing.

Sunday Amelia danced at a beginner level in all of the soft shoe dances she knows. Again, she did really great! We have another feis coming up in October and she can't wait. She came home with three medals and a trophy that we now get to display in her bedroom. Watching her dance was seriously the cutest thing in the world.

Ashley Elizabeth

First Grade

Today was Amelia's first day of first grade. She's been anxious to go back to school for a few weeks now. She loves school so much. This morning was so different from last year. She wasn't scared or nervous. She woke up, got ready and skipped into her classroom with a big smile on her face. I have a feeling this is going to be another amazing year for our girl.

An after school photo. The rain destroyed her curls but she had a great day. 
Ashley Elizabeth

16 Weeks

I've been bad about taking pictures
How far along: 16 weeks today

Current size: avocado (4-5in, 3-5oz)

Due Date: February 7, 2016    

Symptoms: I still have morning sickness. I thought it was leaving me when I had a two day break, but it came back. I don't care though. I'm pregnant and baby is doing well so that's all that matters. 

Gender: our ultrasound is scheduled for September 24th. I can't wait. 

Gender predictions: We did the baking soda pee test. It says boy. Mark and Amelia think we are having a boy, but I still have no feeling one way or another. 

What are you hoping for: A healthy baby. I have reasons for wanting a boy and reasons for wanting a girl. 

Names: we have them picked out and have told family, but are going to share them when we announce the gender.

Movement: I've been getting stronger movements. There were a few days when I didn't feel anything, but one night I felt a little flutter toward my right side. I assumed it wasn't the baby since I hadn't felt anything for a while, but then I rolled over to that side and got a strong little kick. I can't wait for movement to be more regular and strong enough for Amelia and Mark to feel. 

Clothes: leggings and maternity tops. 

Sleep: I can't seem to sleep much lately. I eventually doze off between 1&2am, but I am awake at 5:30-6. I'm exhausted but my mind goes crazy and I can't turn it off. Hopefully once school starts I will be able to get myself on a better schedule. 

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings- tomato soup and anything dipped in ketchup. Aversions- nothing specifically. I don't think I can eat skinny pop anymore though, both times I had it recently I got sick. Thankfully I am able to eat much healthier than in the first trimester when all I could keep down was carbs. Right this second I could go for a raspberry popsicle or something along those lines.  

What are you doing to prepare: I have been researching cloth diapers non-stop and think I have decided what we are going to buy. I've picked out a diaper bag and stroller and am just waiting until after our ultrasound to start buying stuff. Amelia and I went shopping last weekend and we had to browse all of the baby stuff. She thought the baby needed so many cute things and she picked out so many more "must have" items than I did. She's so excited. I did buy some fabric and will start slowly picking away at sewing for the little one. I think I will be able to get a lot more done once school starts. Right now I just want to focus my time on Amelia. 

Mood: I think I've been pleasant. I haven't had any meltdowns and Mark doesn't seem to be avoiding me for fear I'll bite his head off. 

Looking forward to: Hearing baby's heartbeat on Wednesday at my 16 week check-up. I'm also SOOOOOO EXCITED for our anatomy scan. I want to see that baby is healthy and doing well... and find out what we are having. I'm dying to start shopping and sewing. I have a boy and girl nursery theme picked out and either one will be amazing!!!
Ashley Elizabeth

A girl in glasses

I don't believe I've talked about this much on the blog before. When Amelia was very little, two or so, we started working on the alphabet with her. She picked up a few letters here and there, mainly the ones in her name, but she just didn't "get it". Obviously I wasn't too concerned when she was that little, but as she got a bit older and closer to kindergarten I began to worry. We would play alphabet games, watch alphabet shows and used alphabet flashcards. She would sit with me for just a short time before losing all interest. It didn't make any sense to me. She had been doing math problems in her head since she was three. We could say "Amelia, what's 5+3" and in a matter of seconds she'd say 8. No fingers. No looking at the numbers. Just in her head. I did not want her to start kindergarten without at least knowing her alphabet (I had given up hope on her knowing the letter sounds prior to her first day of school), but I was at a loss about what to do. Mark reassured me that she'd get it once she was in the school setting. Something in me just felt there was something preventing her from learning them, but I had no clue what it was.

The April after her fifth birthday she went into her annual check up. The doctor checked her over and, as usual, said she was as healthy as could be. They did their little vision test and said she might have a slight issue with one of her eyes and recommended we see our optometrist. I went home and scheduled her an appointment. I really didn't think there was a major issue. I never saw her squint to try and see something and she never sat too close to the television or held stuff up close to her eyes. She had never complained about her vision and seemed to be just fine. Ha... was I ever wrong! 

Our eye doctor told me that her vision is very very poor. The reason she couldn't focus on the letters was because she couldn't see them. He told me that with vision as bad as hers she would have more than likely ended up with a lazy eye. One of her eyes is quite a bit worse than the other, and the compensating the good eye has to do has put so much strain on it. I am so glad we took her in! Her glasses are thick. Really thick. They even ordered a special lens to make them thinner, but she rocks the magnified eye look. It took a while for Amelia to get used to her new glasses and watching her realize she could see things she couldn't before was amazing. She is now on her second pair of glasses. Her prescription changed quite a bit from last year to this year, but the eye doctor said it's no better or worse... just different. If she were to try and go without her glasses now, she is basically blind. She says she can't see a thing.
Her newest pair of glasses. So cute!!!!!
and this was her very first pair...
Amelia was slightly behind going into kindergarten because up until three months before she started she couldn't see. Thankfully she was able to catch up rather quickly and will be starting first grade right on track in two weeks from today! 
Ashley Elizabeth